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Grant Management

The Office of Research at A&S provides administrative oversight for externally sponsored research activities throughout the award life cycle. This includes:

  • proposal development assistance
  • award administration guidance
  • policies and procedures for the College of Arts & Science
  • grant management training
  • college-level review/approval


Some of the pre-award services we offer include:

  • Guidance and oversight for the development of the grant proposal
  • Assistance with interpreting and applying guidelines established by the funding opportunity
  • Correspondence with the sponsor, as necessary
  • Contact with sub-award organizations, as needed, to collect required documentation
  • Development and review of the proposed budget for accuracy, compliance, and consistency
  • Compliance with sponsor, university, federal, and non-federal rules and regulations
  • Application of College of Arts & Science policies & procedures
  • Record creation for the research proposal in Vanderbilt’s required electronic applications
  • Liaise with Vanderbilt’s Sponsored Program Administration (SPA)
  • Assistance with the electronic assembly and submission to the sponsor

Our post-award services include partnering with departments for:

  • The receipt of new awards and Oracle award/project numbers
  • Assistance with interpreting and applying guidelines established by sponsors
  • Compliance with costing standards established by sponsors and the university, to ensure charges are allowable, allocable, and reasonable
  • A financial review for each sponsored project, every 60 days, provided to principal investigators 
  • The close out and final reporting of awards once sponsored projects are complete
  • Communication with Vanderbilts Office of Contract and Grant Accounting
  • Contact with the sponsor's programmatic and financial representatives for each award

Some of the resources our office can provide you with are:

Policies and Procedures for the College of Arts & Science



Training Opportunities